ClarinetMike’s 101 Clarinet Tips: #14 All-State Tips from Other Editions

Cyrille Rose

Cyrille Rose in 1880

ClarinetMike’s 101 Clarinet Tips: #14 All-State Tips from Other Editions.

The last few weeks I’ve started working with my students on the Texas All-State Music.

One of the best places to look for ideas on how to play any work of music is from another edition of the same music. If you can find multiple editions, so much the better!

Below is a list of other editions of this year’s Texas all state music for soprano and low clarinets.

Soprano Clarinet Etude No. 1: Etude is believed to be by Gustav Adolph Heinze (1821-1904). I am not aware of any other available editions. I will update this if I find one.[Not the best way to start a blog post, but see below!]

Soprano Clarinet Etude No. 2: This etude is by Iwan Müller (1786-1854). It is from his Method for Clarinet and Alto Clarinet, Op. 24 (written around 1826.)  It is available free HERE and also HERE – go to page 58.

Soprano Clarinet Etude No. 3 and all three of the Low Clarinet etudes are Rose Studies.  Below are various editions with comments.

*Daniel Bonade. Sixteen Phrasing Studies for Clarinet.  Kenosha, WI: Leblanc Pub., Inc., 1952. Legendary clarinet player and teacher (taught Mitchell Lurie, Robert Marcellus, etc.) offers  phrasing and other help on the slow etudes from the Rose 32 Etudes. Available free HERE.

*Philippe Cuper, editor. 32 Etudes for Clarinet. [Paris?]: International Music Diffusion,  2011. Just came across this edition on Gary Van Cott’s web site.  Here’s the blurb from his site: “This new edition of the 32 Rose Etudes is based on the original 1893 edition with some additions to the markings by the editor when they missing from the original. There are fewer markings than the editions edited by Warner. The printing in this edition, although very clean, has more white space between lines and is somewhat smaller than other editions.” Available HERE.

*David Hite, editor. ARTISTIC STUDIES, Book 1 – From the French School for Clarinet. San Antonio, TX: Southern Music Co., 1986. (This is the book used for this year’s Low Clarinet all-state music – I’ve listed it for the soprano clarinet players.) This book contains the Rose 32 Etudes, 40 Studies, and 9 Caprices with editing and performance suggestions from David Hite. Available at local music stores.

*Henry Larsen. The 32 Rose Studies: An Analysis and Study Guide. Avon, CT: Larsen Audiographics, 1998. Each of the 32 etudes (studies) is accompanied by extensive notes and suggestions. Available HERE.

*C. Rose. Thirty – Two Etudes for Clarinet. New York: Carl Fischer, 1913. The venerable edition many of us in the USA learned from. It is notorious for mistakes, so be careful. It is available free HERE.

*Trente Deux Etudes de Rose d’apres Ferling. Revues, corrigees et annotees par Pierre Lefebvre. Paris: Leduc, 1946. French edition of the Rose 32 Etudes edited by Pierre Lefebvre. Available at some university libraries or use Interlibrary Loan – also check out WorldCat.

*Melvin Warner. The New Rose Studies for Clarinet. New York: Carl Fischer, 2002. This is the Rose 32 Etudes with many of the etudes “fixed” by Warner. Changes made include     incorrect time signatures, wrong number of beats in a measure, and questionable         notes. He consulted all available versions in preparation of this edition. Available HERE.

ClarinetMike says, “Make sure you check out the Bonade one above.”

NOTE: the above picture is in Public Domain and can be found HERE.

About ClarinetMike

American clarinetist MICHAEL DEAN performs and teaches internationally and across the USA to consistent praise such as "world-class clarinetist and pedagogue," "consummate performer," "inspirational," "outstanding teacher," "super," "brilliant performer," and "one of the best clinicians I have ever seen." His career is headlined by appearances at Carnegie Hall, ClarinetFest, NACWPI, Eastman School of Music, and Royal Northern College of Music with recent recitals and master classes in Canada, Italy, Spain, Kansas, Iowa, Missouri, Louisiana, and Texas. In July, he will again return to Vipiteno, Italy as Clarinet Artist Faculty in Residence at the international Orfeo Music Festival 2019. He is featured on 5 commercial CD's and on New Media, such as YouTube. He is currently preparing another new clarinet CD, Postcards from Silver Lake. Dr. Dean has given more than 500 clinics, master classes and performances at high schools, universities, conferences and other venues. For 11 years he was a clarinetist with the Paducah Symphony and he's also performed with the Southwest Symphony, Nevada Symphony, Abilene Philharmonic, Southeast Chamber Players, Red Mesa Trio, and Duo 35. His articles appear in journals such as Southwestern Musician, WINDPLAYER, NACWPI Journal and The Bandmasters' Review. As "ClarinetMike," he writes for his widely-viewed ClarinetMike Blog, the Internet’s #1 clarinet blog read in 150 countries on 6 continents: After a successful 25 years of teaching clarinet at the university level, he relocated to his native Texas due to family concerns. He is a past president and former National Board officer of the National Association of College Wind and Percussion Instructors (NACWPI). Dr. Michael Dean studied clarinet performance at Texas Tech University, University of Colorado at Boulder, University of Texas at Austin and University of Texas at Arlington. His teachers include Robert Walzel, Phil Aaholm, Carol Jessup, Jess Youngblood, and Bob Ackerman. His web page,, features video of his teaching and performing as well as information on his CD's and other publications. He is a BG France Performing Artist.
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